Old friends and classmates were reunited for a fun and festive weekend on November 18 and 19. The School of Medicine Alumni Reunion celebrated graduates from the Classes of 1952 to 2012 at an evening banquet at the Double Tree Hilton in Tarrytown, N.Y. More than 200 alumni and guests gathered to reminisce while learning about the College’s growth since their medical school days. Guests delighted in watching a slide show of yearbook memories while making new memories of their own that evening. View the Reunion Weekend photo galleries.
Special recognition was given to the Class of 1967 as they were presented with gold diplomas honoring their 50th anniversary of graduating from medical school. Stuart Green, M.D. ’67, was honored with the School of Medicine Alumni Association Medal of Honor for his leadership and extraordinary contributions to medicine.
Dr. Green is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in post-traumatic limb reconstruction. He serves as clinical professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Green is known for co-creating the world’s first intramedullary femoral nail and co-inventing the FDA approved Precice Internal Self-Lengthening Intramedullary Nail, which is now the only adjustable intramedullary lengthening nail available in the United States. It is used worldwide to lengthen stunted limbs caused by a number of different factors. Over the years, Dr. Green has lectured around the world, has illustrated his knowledge through numerous scientific exhibitions, has contributed his expertise through several journals, articles and abstracts, and has written four books. Dr. Green also has an interest in photography and has had two major gallery shows in the Los Angeles area.
The following day, alumni visited the NYMC campus and enjoyed brunch, tours and more camaraderie. They also had the chance to participate in a Continuing Medical Education presentation by William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology, who captivated the audience with his presentation, “The Health and Medical Care of the Presidents 1989 – 2016.”